Cloupor Mini Review

  • Price: £39.99
  • Watts: 7-30W
  • Volts: 3.6-7V
  • Resistance: 0.45-3.0 Ohm
  • Mod Type: VV/VW
  • Battery: Replaceable
  • Length: 77.5mm
  • Compatible: 510
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With Mini Box Mods All The Rage Can The Cloupor Mini Challenge?

Now before we get into talking about the product itself it’s worth talking about the problem (big problem at that) that Cloupor had with a small batch of their first production models. I’ll keep it brief here, but you can read more info here as well as the Cloupor reaction.

A few users reported the Cloupor components literally melting after varying levels of use. Very serious problem for sure which according to the company happened with a small percentage of devices 0.1-0.2% and for batches they shipped from the end of January issue rectified.

So there we have it, by the time you read this vendors should now be stocking the latest, updated models. As is Jac Vapour. If in doubt just ask them. I have personally had no problems with this at all.

The product I have here was purchased for the purposes of this review.

In the box / Presentation

The Cloupor Mini is well packaged in a wood effect box and contains the following.

  • 1 X 30W Cloupor
  • 1 X Carry Pouch
  • Manual
  • USB Charging Cable

Battery/Body/Build

The Cloupor Mini offers 7-30W/3.6-7V and is powered by a replaceable 13650 battery of which is not supplied in the box. So be sure you have one of these if buying, I personally use Efest batteries which I’ve always found to work well, just don’t scrimp and scrape on batteries and chargers. Always buy branded from a trusted source.

I went for the black and out of the box I was pretty impressed, it’s a tiny, compact device that looks great and feels solid in the hand. The tonal branding to the front is understated which for me is a good thing, the OLED screen is a good size and easy to read and the surrounding power/selector buttons are finished well with a textured grip finish.Cloupor Mini

On the reverse side the back case is dimpled for better grip and to help when removing the back magnetic cover. This is a nice little feature allowing for quick and easy battery switching. The actual magnets are pretty powerful as well so the case back snaps into place with little effort. The only slight negative I can find from this at the moment id that there is slight play, left to right, when the case back is on. Not overly annoying or anything and surely something that would be an easy fix on updated models.

Cloupor Mini Back Plate Grip

On the top is the 510 thread connection which can be adjusted using a small screwdriver that is supplied with the kit, so if your tank isn’t quite sitting flush. Adjustment is easy and Cloupor also include a couple of spare pins in the kit as well in case any should go missing. I personally prefer spring loaded pins but again not a problem at all.

Cloupor Mini Adjustable Threading

Battery Life

As mentioned the Cloupor Mini doesn’t come with a battery so the life will of course depend on the battery you are using. Check out both AW and Efest IMR 18650 batteries which are available in a number of capacities and could see you vaping uninterrupted for a couple of days. If you are new to replaceable batteries I would recommend buying a couple of batteries so you can use them in rotation. Well worth it in the long run.

Cloupor Mini Battery

Cloupor Mini – Functions

As mentioned the OLED screen is both clear and a nice size. Like most variable voltage/wattage e cigarettes there is a small learning curve but once you have used one then I have found all are simple to get the hang of, the Cloupor Mini is no different.

  • The usual on/off function is there, activated with 5 clicks of the fire button.
  • VV/VW is switched between by holding the fire button and the down button.
  • The display can be flipped by holding the fire and up button.
  • Display can be locked by holding both the up/down buttons simultaneously for five seconds.

The screen itself displays the following information:

  • Battery capacity
  • Atomiser resistance (top left)
  • Watt/Voltage output while vaping (in 0.01 increments)
  • Main feature is the Watt/Volts setting which can be changed in 0.1 and 0.01 increments respectively.
  • When vaping main feature shows vaping time counter in seconds.Cloupor Mini OLED Screen

So all the standard functions you would expect and they all work well. The watt/volt selection is good as well. It seems a bit slow at first but soon starts to whizz through them if you keep the up/down button pressed.

There are of course other features, some hidden, which include:

  • Various error messages such as ‘Check Atomiser’ (when no atomiser is attached or has a tank attached below 0.45 Ohm or above 3.0 Ohm
  • Shorted – Atomiser shorts or resistance lower that 0.2 Ohms is detected
  • Low Power – Battery power is below 3.2V
  • Too Hot – The device has on-board temp sensor. Will sleep and dispay this message if over 60ºC

I had no problems getting to grips with the functions, it should only take a few minutes of playing around with for anyone to get the hang of it. 

Overall

The Cloupor Min is built really well. It feels solid in the hand and the control functions work a treat. Only one minor issue for me and that is with the slight side to side movement of the back plate.

Performance

The Cloupor Mini looks great with both the Aspire Nautilus Mini and the Kanger Sub Tank Mini I tried. No problems working with either of these tanks to it’s 30W limit.

Cloupor Mini Review

As mentioned previously in my MVP 3 review I don’t tend to vape above 20-22W and 80% off the time I am happy around 10W with my Nautilus Mini and a 1.6 Ohm coil. The rest of the time the Sub Tanks and Atlantis sub ohm devices at 0.5 Ohms are fun to play around with with certain juices. All perform superbly though and the flavours.

Kangertech Subtank with Mini Cloupor

The e cig can also be used as a pass through so vaping while charging is possible.

Overall – Battery life will of course depend on the battery you choose to buy but performance in all other areas was fantastic.

Overall – Final Thoughts

I’m a big fan of the Cloupor Mini 30W. There were issues (serious issues) with a small selection of their original releases but the newer devices seem to have had the problem rectified. Just be sure you are buying correctly. Jacvapour are now stocking these and are of course well up there on the trusted e cig vendor list.

With the onset of high wattage devices this is, again, going to be overkill for some in the power department.

However, if you are buying purely on the fact that you want a small portable device with a high capacity replaceable battery then this is a fantastic option.

Here are the good and not so good that I found:

The Good:

  • Replaceable battery – No need to replace the unit when the battery dies.
  • Small and compact with excellent build quality and feel in the hand.
  • Magnetic back cover is strong and makes changing battery easy.
  • Upto 30W/7V. For me is more than enough.
  • Use coil heads down to 0.45 Ohm
  • OLED Screen clear.
  • Can vape and charge at the same time
  • Works well with a variety of tanks that I used.

The Not So Good:

  • Slight movement on back plate
  • 30W and 7V may not be enough for more advanced vapers.
  • No adapter included for EGO tanks.
  • Charging port on the bottom of device not the best positioning, side would alow you to stand the e cig up.

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Final Cloupor Mini Review Verdict:

Excellent: Highly Recommended

Cloupor Mini Review, 4.7 out of 5 based on 6 ratings

7 responses to “Cloupor Mini Review”

  1. I love the size. It fits in my hands nicely. It works as expected. Nothing to fancy with it. I would recommend it to anyone. It does what it should and feels good in the hands.

  2. I have had loads of box mods from original DNA to Sigelei 150 . Had been using Istick 50 as all day device but had 2 fail one after 3 months and another after a week so sought out an alternative and settled on the cloupor mini, read all the negative stuff but purchased 1st one in May 2015 which is newer batch and absolutely no issues at all so far including charging from USB. I love the form factor and tiny size it feels and looks a quality device. Dont mind the screw adjustable 510 at all, less to go wrong but some attys wont sit flush even when adjuster is screwed fully home, solved the gap issue by using a 22mm nylon washer which also protects the mod from scratches around the 510. Biggest issue is that the chip has no stepdown and will not fire below 3.6v no matter what you have the wattage set at. The unit functions best with coils above 0.7 ohms this then gives you some up and down wattage leeway. I use it with my Goblin, dual 28g coils 2.5mm 8-9 wraps at 0.8ohms 22-25 watts 4.1v, perfect for me. Get a silicone cover and this eliminates the slight movement of the battery door and protects this brilliant little mod. I would highly recommend and recently bought another as a back up as they are available from vendors in China for very reasonable prices.

  3. The Cloupor is gorgeous to look at, it makes the Kanger Subox and Sigelei Mini look crude by comparison. So far no meltdowns, but its always at the back of my mind. I assume your meant to leave a battery in and use the USB port to charge, as its starting to mess up the wrap on my batteries, BUT IM TO SCARED to try.

  4. I really love this little box, but… as there always is… we bought 2 and my friend plugged in to USB, although they are stated to be the new unbuggy ones, it melted, very fast. So on mine I haven’t tried the USB function. A shame, and with the negative pole for the battery being a piece of metal (brass?) folded in two, which squashes down, losing the connection… although it’s eaily pushed up, a hassle, and I imagine it wil break in the end.
    Apart from those 2 problems, it’s great, and accurate, a good feel in your hand, just right for the various RTA’s at 22 or 23 mm, like the Sub Tank, with its’ rebuildable resistance at 1.3Ohms, and set at under 10W it’s perfect. I love not having to unscrew the battery holder to change it. How ever I don’t seem to be able to screw the 510 down enough to get the tank flush, and not wobbly! I would, however, jump at the chance to buy a new, unbuggy version, as, on the whole, it’s become the best VV/VW PV I’ve owned in 3 years of vaping.

  5. I absolutely love my little cloupor, it’s built well and is small enough to take on a night out.

    It’s the first e cig I have had where the battery can be changed.I have a nitecore charger that has my 3 batteries charged and ready to go in rotation. Couldn’t be easier. I only use normal tank refills on this like the Aspire Nautilus but for me they work well.

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